Food is commonly used to reward students for good behavior and academic performance. It’s an easy, inexpensive and powerful tool to bring about immediate short-term behavior change. Yet, using food as reward has many negative consequences that go far beyond the short-term benefits of good behavior or performance. In this guide, you’ll find examples of schools who have found alternate ways of rewarding good behavior and tips/tricks to implement them in your own classroom.
Alternatives to Food Rewards in the Classroom Highlights!
- Urban examples from districts such as Greeley School District, Aurora Public Schools and East Grand School District.
- What YOU can do in your classroom!
- Ideas for students ranging from elementary to high school! Such as:
- Being the “student of the day”
- Fun brainteaser activities
- Reduced homework
- Listening to music while working